Healthcare for Peace

January 31, 2013

In the region where I live, a locally-owned grocery chain recently endured the first strike in their 75 year history. The workers had made concessions on pay and other work conditions, but they would not take the changes proposed for their healthcare plan. I live only 50 miles from the state capitol, and several counties […]

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A New Plan

January 25, 2013

Blogging is not as easy as it looks. Sharing one’s thoughts, one’s knowledge: it seems like a perfect fit for me. My passion in life is to make things better, and if I can do that through instruction and sharing, that would be a joy. But I’m finding it to be quite a challenge–and I […]

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Financial Fitness: Small Saving Secrets

January 17, 2013

Whether you just can’t implement anything significant at this time, or want a fun way to supplement your savings, there are small ways to save that develop the savings habit and can actually lead to big things. Last time, I talked about setting goals and having a plan for savings, and ways to make it […]

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Financial Fitness: Starting to Save

January 15, 2013

Saving can be rewarding, but usually not quickly. That makes it hard to compete with the instant gratification of filling some desire now. Still, saving is the key to reducing financial anxiety and providing for the future. If you haven’t saved, or haven’t saved much, how do you start? Set Goals The first step to […]

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The Single Best Way to Improve Your Photos

January 12, 2013

Perhaps no art is more universally accessible as photography is. Then again, most photographs I see these days hardly qualify as art. I’ve seen this most dramatically at a few memorial services I’ve attended. There are photos of the deceased from the 30s or 40s or 50s. The colors may have faded, but the photos […]

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Financial Fitness: Periodic Expenses

January 10, 2013

Saving. We all know we should do it, but many people don’t do enough. It can be difficult. If you follow my earlier counsel, some funds should be designated for giving. Then bills need to be paid. Food and household items purchased. Basic needs meant. And, when all that is done, if there is anything […]

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Financial Fitness: Giving

January 8, 2013

Making any resolutions this new year? Perhaps you’ve decided to get into shape. Yet that needn’t mean just your body. The next several posts here will discuss ways to achieve financial fitness. Where do you need to improve? Save for emergencies and periodic expenses? Put aside money for retirement? Cut your spending? Invest better? Fund […]

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So It Begins

December 23, 2012

Hi. This will just be a short post to welcome you to and share what this site will be about. PuLSeWrite is the home for much of my writing, fiction and non-fiction. (You’ll find the rest of my writing at Thoughts of, once I get that site up and running).  You can find […]

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